I know this is a backlog post. I totally forgot to post about our China trip. Going to China was the third leg of my Macau-Hongkong-China trip we made early this year. To go to China, you need to apply for a visa. It takes 5 days to process it so better plan on applying for a visa way before you make that trip.
Shenzen, China was more of a shopping trip for us. I didn’t go shopping in Macau and Hongkong mainly because it’s very expensive to do it there. I have heard about the Ladies’ Market in Hongkong, but when my friends visited the place, they said it was still very expensive. So I waited until we were in Shenzen to do a bit of shopping.
It took us 3 minutes to reach Shenzen, China, from Hongkong. We took the train. It was very funny coz we all braised ourselves for a long trip. Just when I was about to relax and let my mind wander (that’s what I usually do when I’m traveling), the train stopped. And our friend told us “welcome to China!” LOL. It was fun.
We did a bit of a food trip too. I love Chinese noodles so I splurged on them, no matter how oily they were. Of course, I had to wash it down with coke straight away.
Bargaining in Shenzen was fun. My bargaining power truly worked there, to my surprise. Hehehe. If you want some bargaining tips, just tick me. I am just a comment away. LOL.
Like any other trips that I would make, I would certainly try doing some spa. We went into a Spa place (near our hotel), thinking that we got a very good package deal. It worked differently there. For example, we got a package of 66 RMB that included a foot massage, whole body massage, and one other I already forgot.
The receptionist last took us inside, asked us to shower and changed into some robes they have prepared for us. The first thing we did was a foot massage. After the massage, they gave us a slip, asking how much we should give to the massage lady. So, it dawned on us that what we paid was only the entrance fee. LOL. I did foot massage and a whole body massage only. The service and the place were not so bad. I was just surprised with the concept. Am I going for a spa the next time (if ever there’s next time) in Shenzen? Maybe not. I thought it’s not worth doing the spa there. The best spa I did so far was the one in Cambodia, at Amret Spa. One should try it if they’re in the vicinity.
We took a 3 hour bus ride going back to Macau to catch our flight back to Kuala Lumpur. I was glad we did that… We got to see the countryside of China. We passed by a few towns and I think we passed by the province of Guang Zhou.
Am I going back to China? If there’s a chance, I will definitely do so… But in different towns perhaps. Kunming? Shanghai? Beijing? Maybe. I would love to see more of China.